No more outbound traffic allowed from HKG.
Only en-route traffic will be allowed to land into HK. The airports closes down all other operations until further notice it seems.
Hopefully not related at all to the JT610 Crash . However, all 737MAX Aircraft should be grounded till the cause is determined as seen in these two crashes there may be a design flaw. My condolences to all affected. ...is it a design flaw if it's intentional? They put the engines too far forward an...Jump to post
OO-SFO, A330-301 of Brussels Airlines (MSN 045) has been withdrawn from service.
It'll soon be ferried to U.S desert for scrapping and part-out.
Any hints on how they are doing in BRU at the moment ? Rumour as it they don't do that well, as BRU is heavily Star Alliance locked, moreover Hainan Group is rather strong here in BRU. Air Belgium has ceased HK ops, but I don't think they were an obstacle for CX. I also think that, Cathay wise, CPH ...Jump to post
The main issue is the lack of spare parts... Difficult to achieve dispatch reliability targets with such problem.
Interjet also wants to get rid of them.
Not a bad airplane in terms of pax comfort, but no technical vision from Sukhoi.
As from January 6th, Brussels Airlines will stop flying the BRU-BOM-BRU route. Route was mainly operated by A332. :-( The extra capacity will instead enable frequencies extensions on destination such as BJL and DSS. BOM was the sole Asian destination of SN (if we exclude TLV). YYZ and JFK remain the...Jump to post
Primera Air will be flying the Max9 ER with extra fuel tank, not the normar Max9. The ER has aprox 3800/4000 NM range with a lighter load. I fly the MAX8 as captain and in one of my flights eze-puj (7:40 flight time) with a light load 110 pax, full tanks due to tankering, plus alternative, my total...Jump to post
I'm skeptical about IAD-BRU 2x weekly with a narrow body... but as far as BRU-BOS and BRU-EWR are concerned, it might work out. BRU-BOS is a very undeserved market to tap in, and BRU-EWR is a good pick since they'll fly it in the late afternoon. UA missed a huge opportunity not to propose a late BRU...Jump to post
The oldest A330-300 at American Airlines is from March 2000, the newest is from March 2001. I assume all the A330-300 to be the 230 t version. Yes. I remember when those were wearing the dark blue scheme with the white American flag and US Airways titles. the first scheme applied in the late 90s wh...Jump to post
I assume LHR-U.S flights are the only real cash cows for VS, and have always been. It's much harder to earn good yields on a LHR-DXB route gievn the ME3 competition... (GF replacing QR in that precise assessment). As to an A333 replacement by an A321LR, don't forget what you loose in cargo capacity...Jump to post
Dumb & dumber. Entitled guy who flies too many miles a year ("I am more important than you") and will take Twitter on storm to vent his frustrations. Not very smart FA who acts as a (bad) community manager for UA even if she is not paid for that (as she mentions before, she is only pa...Jump to post
CarbonFibre wrote:Terminal 3.
Which LHR terminal does Hainan group operate from ?Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:Flying Belgian wrote:Do you have the link ? I cannot find it...
Thx in advance !
Here it is.
I saw a close friend of mine last week, F.O on the EK A380 fleet. A380 fleet pilots tend to fly much more than they used to the last two months. They clearly lack A380 captains but want to stick to the "35yrs old" rule. The atmosphere is really deteriorating lately... EK welcome (almost) a...Jump to post
Probably not, definitely it shouldn't. 9hr flights are far more profitable than 14hr flights, in terms of fuel burn and crew cost. India-USA ULH flights end up being 2-stop for most passengers. Defeats the purpose. No airline/alliance can match SkyTeam's 1-stop option count, as 9W connects more Ind...Jump to post
For those wishing to see the interior of these three birds:
I really find that odd that they dedicate such airplanes for domestic uses and VIP purposes...
Dear Indian AvGeeks, I have noticed that the three latest B777W of Air India (VT-ALV/W/X - all delivered in 2018) only fly domestic routes since they have been integrated in the AI fleet ? Is there any reason ? The on-bard product is really refreshed and attractive. Those planes would be better off ...Jump to post
...since when was LH the "leading" anything, to SE Asia?? Previously British Airways flew to Bandar Seri Begawan, Jakarta, Manila, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Taipei and until recently Chengdu. Currently British Airways fly to Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Singap...Jump to post
4920879,4809645 The sad part is, the individual who was responsible for this horrendous rebrand probably got promoted. This is probably the ugliest A350 out there. What a sad, missed opportunity. It is. It's ugly as hell. Drab, sad, uninspiring. Remember: it's always the bad ones making career prog...Jump to post
Did they need to reduce speed to avoid the night curfew in LHR ?
Yesterday evening whilst between India and Oman, the flight was meant to arrive well ahead of schedule in LHR (around 02.47 am LT) ?
Anyway great work from Qantas crew and ops dept. A symbolic milestone is achieved.
You talk about pilot shortage, but a friend of mine, a F/O on A380 isn't really flying a lot. Max 75h / month scheduled... He can commute very often to Belgium during his numerous OFF days...Jump to post
If SN is owned/controlled by a german entity (LH) and it is no longer run by Belgian nationals..... Could Belgium-Africa rights be in peril? Why would it ? As long as the routes are still being flown by a Belgian carrier OO-registred ? LX still operated with HB-Registered frames and AOC despite bei...Jump to post
OS87 VIE-JFK and LH400 FRA-JFK are returning to their home bases https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DS3BXRkXcAAvZkf.jpg https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/949627828370378752 LH410 is also returning to Munich https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/949630555011846144 That really surprises me. It is ...Jump to post
LH658 wrote:They don't even fly to South Africa.... I feel like this was going to happen to Europe small, and so many airlines and options.
Most Africa routes are through Brussels on Brussels air. 950 IAD-BRU is usually booked full with many going to Africa Indeed, they have a good and strong partnership with SN at that level. That's why BRU is one of UA's most profitable European station. Although I remember they used to fly to ACC wi...Jump to post
MSN 1815 has been delivered. Airbus A330 -343 1815 B-8362 China Southern delivery 18oct17 TLS-CAN ex F-WWKT https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/37064360714_213a96dd78_z.jpg B-8362 Airbus A330 China Southern by Eurospot 1 Million views in 1 year, Thanks , on Flickr So China Southern reverted to RR i...Jump to post
Great thing for SN as I always thought RRs powered A333s / 233-235t variants would be the most adapted version for their network. Of course, 242t variants or A33N would be ideal, but given their current situation, I'm already happy with those "new" machines coming. Their current fleet spec...Jump to post
Rumour as it that a pilots strike is no longer unbelievable. The Belgian press echoes many pilots unions stances and I really believe it's now or never if they want to pressure this AH of MOL. The first step would be a "stick to the contract rules" strike. Payback time has now come dear MO...Jump to post
People here seem to ignore, but INFLIGHT crew rest rules for cabin crew also exist. As per EU/OPS JAA rules I think that it must be mandatory HORIZONTAL crew rest for flight time (not duty times) going above 10 hours. If we take a DOH-BOS flight, crew rest must certainly be divided in three shifts f...Jump to post
Huge catch for BRU airport it is...
CX must rely on strong O&D market expectations as BRU is a large Star Alliance hub. But this was never a problem for Hainan.
For those who want to discover more about KU operations, this is a nice channel run by a KU A330 captain:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjup3o ... lpPkwQGYhA
I've had a quick chat with a friend 777 captain at QR, and they could be in very deep trouble in the next few days if that situation is to last longer. The most affected sector is their A320 African sectors with flight time going almost to double. They could need to night-stop crews scheduled to mak...Jump to post
I would not like ending up on those flights...
There are regularly major thefts cases in many US airports. It used to be a real plague in JFK for instance.
Anyway this will cost a LOT of premium traffic for EK, EY, QR and TK...
The 789 can't make it due to altitude and runway issues at GRU. Besides, a plane full of people from gru paying $700 round trip fares to nrt never made money, never will Couldn't agree more. TK, EK and QR are in the same situation. Yields are dropping from Brazil... I assume EY's partner AZ will st...Jump to post
Will it ever be again possible to look at the photos WITHOUT watermarks ??
I was First class member, but I wasn't aware that the membership was disabled !! Why has it been disabled ??
If someone could help...
What about the watermarks ??
I still can see them from every perspective.
Thanks God everyone is alive... Did this frame already have its heavy-check maintenance (C or D ?) ? If not, the check will certainly come in "due" time since it must have sustained quite a lot of cabin damages... BTW, not a bad load-factor for <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> on this...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dubaiamman243" class="quote" target="_blank">dubaiamman243</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> Qatar Airways too. They operate...Jump to post
Does anyone have an idea of which airlines effectively cross qualify their cockpit crew to fly both the 787 and the 777 ? I know Ethiopian does, but for instance, it doesn't seem to be the case for Qatar. What about <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="American Airlin...Jump to post
There is already one new operator for their A333: brussels airlines is taking one of them over. <acronym title="AMC Aviation (Egypt)">9V</acronym>-<acronym title="Santiago - Cibao International (STI / MDST), Dominican Republic">STI</acronym> will become <acronym title="Skywest Airlines (USA)">OO</ac...Jump to post